Despite this obviously lacking the destructive force of the devastating tsunamis seen in Japan and the Indian ocean, this small wave is what can only be described as a tsunami – filmed in Cornwall on Monday morning!
Although no earthquakes were reported, it’s though the column of water was sent towards Cornwall after a landslide on the continental shelf 200 miles of the coast of Cornwall.
The shift in tidal movements were recorded from Cornwall to Hampshire as the 2ft high column of water moved from east to west.
Dr Martin Davidson, from the University of Plymouth, confirmed that the mini-tsunami caused by a sand or mud slide out at sea.
He said: ‘They are quite rare and it was probably not a tidal phenomenon but more likely a tsunami of some kind.
‘It was probably not due to an earthquake, which is the normal cause of a tsunami. This one was probably more likely to have been caused by a landslide.’
As if one rare phenomenon wasn’t enough, eyewitnesses also reported that all of their hair stood on end as the wave passed. Experts believe that the wave suddenly altered the air pressure, creating static energy, causes people’s hair to stand on end.
Strange, huh? Check out the video below!